Lemon Trees

Watering and Drainage

Anonymous added on October 26, 2011 | Answered

1. I'd like to ask, what is the general amount and frequency of watering indoor potted plants that are in room temperature and average humidity? (I have an inch high lemon sprout, and a two feet high avocado plant) 2. What defines good drainage? If drainage is good, won't water run through the soil and accumulate beneath never touching the roots again?

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Answered on October 27, 2011

1. You should water when the top of the soil of the plant is dry. This article will have more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/watering-your-houseplants-properly.htm

2. With good drainage, the water will run through, but the organic material in the soil will soak up the water as it passes through like little sponges and then release it to the roots as they need it. Any more water than this, the plants roots will start to rot.

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